Today's Careers

Course Number: CG 130
Transcript Title: Today's Careers
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: September 9, 2015
Total Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 20
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0

Course Description

Exposes a wide range of occupations including educational and skill requirements. Covers ways of gathering information about specific occupations. Includes guest speakers from a variety of careers to further illustrate the realities of the world of work. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Apply the process of identifying and researching occupations.
  2. Evaluate occupational information such as outlook, growth, wages, etc.
  3. Utilize a plan to address occupational and educational/training needs.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Utilize electronic and print career resources to research and report on occupations relevant to the individual.
  2. Conduct and report on information interviews.
  3. Research and identify training programs for specific occupations.
  4. Develop a written plan of action to further define career goals and next steps.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  1. Identify personal interests and skills to gather information about relevant career fields.
  2. Understand how to access current career information through online and print resources.
  3. Interpret wage and employment outlook information.
  4. Synthesize acquired information to create an action plan for the future career and educations steps.
  5. Conduct informational interviews.
  6. Critical thinking.
  7. Effective written and oral communications.

Concepts, Themes, Issues

The contextualized networks of meaning students must understand in order to demonstrate the performance tasks and achieve the outcomes.

  1. Occupational trends
  2. World of work
  3. Process of occupational research
  4. Labor market
  5. Informational interviewing